Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

Established in 1985, the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum aim to promote the interests of the Museum and encourage interest in antiquity in the wider community. The Friends organise lectures on the culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and its manifestations in our own world, and also raise funds to purchase items for the collection.

The Friends operate as a group under a written constitution (see below) which sets out the formal objectives of the group and rules regarding: management of funds, the operation of the Committee of the Friends and other procedural matters concerning the group.

The Friends of the Classics Museum have produced a new run of six attractive cards, all featuring items from the collection. Do check these out. They may be purchased ($2 each or 6 for $10) at any of the Friends of the Classics Museum events.

The Committee’s fund-raising for 2019 includes an attractive tote-bag featuring on one side the Museum’s distinctive owl image. It is a handy size, measuring 37 x 42 cms, and is made of black cotton. The bags are available at Friends of the Classics Museum events at a cost of $15 each.

How to become a Friend

Simply complete the form (see link below) and forward it to the Treasurer at the address on the form, or just send your email address to classicsfriends@outlook.com.

The form can also be used to make a donation to the FCM. These are always welcome, as they represent the largest part of our income. As almost all the money donated is used to acquire new items for the Museum, Friends are invited to contribute and to decide the amount they wish to give. Friends are also encouraged to sign up to receive email advice of forthcoming events. You can donate using the form below.

Download form (PDF, 53KB)

Please send the donation forms to:

The Treasurer
Friends of the ANU Classics Museum
Centre for Classical Studies
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
A D Hope Building 14
ANU Acton Canberra 2601

In Memory of Jill Greenwell

Jill Greenwell, a staunch supporter and great friend of the ANU Classics Museum for over twenty years, passed away on 30th December 2014 after a long illness. Friends will recall that Jill’s great dedication and contributions to the Museum were honoured at our Afternoon of Travellers’ Tales  in November 2016. We will remember Jill for her excellent work on the Committee of the Friends of the Classics Museum and also for her efforts over five years in setting up and participating in the volunteer Guides program which has brought hundreds of visitors into the museum. All who knew Jill admired her enthusiasm, her dedication and ultimately her immense courage.

To date, over $10,000 has been donated to the Fund, and the money raised used to acquire a selection of coins for the Museum's collection.

>> More information about Jill's work with FCM, or about making a donation in her memory (376K PDF)

Committee of the Friends of the ANU Classics Museum

President: Ros Jackson
Secretary: Paul Paget
Treasurer: Neville Potter
Committee members: Helan Beard, Marcel Dimo, Philip Finley, Felicity Fullagar, Robyn Holt, Elizabeth Minchin (Curator), Sonia Pertsinidis, Hugh Preston

Enquiries: classicsfriends@outlook.com

Updated:  26 March 2018/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications